REVIEW: MINIX NEO P2 a powerful 100W GaN charger


Today we present the analysis or review of the new MINIX NEO P2 charger. A device with a very compact size and a charger that reaches up to 100 W thanks to its GaN (Gallium Nitride) technology with which it is possible to reduce significantly the size of this type of devices and increase their efficiency. This charger allows us to use two charging modes, one by the USB Type-C oriented ports where we can connect even laptops with very high power demands and another by the USB Type-A ports for Smartphones that have different phases of rapid charge. As we will see in the review we are facing a 100% MINIX product for its design and quality of components used, see that such defends itself.

  • MINIX NEO P2 can be purchased at Amazon or Aliexpress.com only for $58 (€48.95) using the store coupon

PRODUCT DETAILS

ModelMINIX NEO P2
Basic SpecsFormat: 100 W GaN compact quick charger
Maximum power: 100 W
Ports: 2x USB Type-C / 2x USB Type-A
Charging phases:
– USB Type-C = Power Delivery 3.0 / 5-15V/3A (15-45W) / 20V/5A (100W)
– USB Type-A = Quick Charge 3.0 / 5V/3A (15W) / 9V/2A (18W) / 12V/1.5A (18W)
– Dynamic Smart Detection
Plug-in adapters: Type-A (US) / Type-C (EU) / Type-G (UK)
Others: Manual in English / Led status
Dimensions and weight: 85.3 x 60.8 x 28.9 mm / 208 g

Description

The MINIX NEO P2 charger comes in a perfectly protected cardboard box, inside we find two carrying cases, a small one for just the charger and another one for the charger with integrated adapter. We also have a manual in English that may interest us to see the different phases of loading.

By default, the MINIX NEO P2 charger has no adapter mounted and we can only extend the connectors for the USA, with those closed connectors we can fit the European or UK adapter. The size is compact for a charger of this power that are usually the size of a large laptop charger. On the back we have the two USB Type-A posts, two USB Type-C ports and a white status led.

PORTS AND CHARGING STAGES

Available Ports

In the rear area as we see we have the different ports, the space between them is quite big, and we will have no problems to connect all kinds of cables. We can use all the smartphone ports but the USB Type-A are more compatible in different Quick Charge 3.0 charging modes, the USB Type-C ports allow us to charge also powerful devices such as laptops compatible with Power Delivery 3.0, it is not a problem to use one or the other, our device will not be damaged.

Charging phases

In the new charger MINIX NEO P2 we have different systems of load depending on the port that we are using, in the list we can see that power provides each connector. The charger is controlled by Dynamic Smart Detection which ensures that the maximum possible charge is always selected from the charger without damaging the device.

  • USB Type-C = Power Delivery 3.0 / 5-15V/3A (15-45W) / 20V/5A (100W)
  • USB Type-A = Quick Charge 3.0 / 5V/3A (15W) / 9V/2A (18W) / 12V/1.5A (18W)

PERFORMANCE TESTS

Charging testing

We connect a Quick Charge 3.0 compatible smartphone to the MINIX NEO P2 via one of its USB Type-A ports, the charger detects it without any problems and reaches the 18 W peak charge directly. As we can see in the charging graph in 20 minutes we have almost completely our Smarphone. Charging from a USB Type-C port also works smoothly and provides the maximum power the device demands using Power Delivery 3.0 up to 100W.

Thermal tests

While charging and using the MINIX NEO P2, we check with a plug-in meter what power it is delivering and also the surface temperature it reaches. If it has a high supply mode it gets hot on the surface, but this is normal, the housing is already designed to dissipate the heat and fulfills its purpose. We will only feel hot to the touch of the surface but it reaches high temperatures, if we disconnect it immediately it reaches almost no temperature.

CONCLUSIONS AND BUY LINKS

Opinion

As we see the new charger MINIX NEO P2 offers us some interesting features, a charger with a very small size that gives us up to 100 W of power. We have two different types of ports focused on laptops or smartphones, if we have a device compatible with Quick Charge 3.0 the charger will detect it and with the charge to 18 W in 20/30 minutes we will have our phone charged for the whole day. We can also use it with powerful devices such as laptops in the USB Type-C ports thanks to the Power Delivery 3.0 connection that it incorporates.

Thanks to the GaN (Gallium Nitride) technology we have a very high efficiency and the charger heats up in a controlled way for the power it supplies. It should be noted that a 100 W charger easily occupies four times more space.

The charger MINIX NEO P2 seems an interesting option if we want to quickly charge our Smartphone and we also have a laptop with USB Type-C compatible charging port, so we will get the most out of it to charge both our Smartphone and computer.

Where to buy

  • MINIX NEO P2 can be purchased at Amazon or Aliexpress.com only for $58 (€48.95) using the store coupon

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